Solid workout, up and down 400m elevation a couple times, great scenery & trails. Didn't see any bears, only a herd of cows (and one WITH balls squared off to me) so I gave them a wide berth. Do as a loop using the Powder Creek Trail (which is a road) or one of many other options in the area.
Ran out of water, drank untreated from stream, hope parasites make good intestinal neighbors.
I also ran out of batteries in the GPS so don't trust the track log, but waypoints are good.
NTS Map: 082J15 Elevation Gain: 590 m (1,936 ft).
South Calgary, west on 22X, go west till the end (it becomes #66 at Bragg but keep going). Go into Little Elbow park (far West end of 66) & park. CCW - Trail starts on N side of road about 150m E of camping check-in, look for gate in wooden fence. CW - go ~7km up gravel road (mis-named Powder Creek TRAIL) at end of 66 and go west (good sign there).
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Posted By: drunknsnoshu
- Wed Nov 22 06:21:25 UTC 2017
UpsideNice views of Nihahi ridge, lovely forest DownsideSignage is very poor after the Knoll trail junction CommentFor snowshoeing, this is a very nice outing. A bit tricky to pick up the trail, but starting at Little Elbow campground there are maps posted. After the Ford Knoll trail junction, where Ford Creek trail really starts, there is very limited signage and any tree tape is quite faded. When you get to the clearing where Nihahi ridge is prominent, VEAR LEFT and head towards the big hill. The trail goes around the right base of the hill. It's obvious in summer, but when covered in snow its a different story. After picking up the trail again its easy enough to follow.
Posted By: munharrison
- Wed Aug 25 20:37:24 UTC 2010
UpsideMay be good for hiking. DownsideNot a good mtn bike trail. CommentThe map given here does not match that in the Gem Track map. This trail DOES NOT cross over Nihahi ridge and I would imagine such a trail to be insane.
Posted By: longleggedhiker
- Fri May 14 03:27:55 UTC 2010
UpsideA plesant forest trail located below Nihahi Ridge DownsideAt the north end, the trail constantly goes up and down up and down out of gullies and it can get quite tiresome CommentThis trail is best combined with Powderface Ridge Trail for an excellent mountain bike loop.